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Fishing Massachusetts

EZFishing brings you Massachusetts's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 5575 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


Massachusetts Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Massachusetts?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.

Massachusetts Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to Massachusetts Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Massachusetts's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Massachusetts Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Massachusetts.

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  • Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the .
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  • Court grants delay in 'Codfather's sentencing
  • US district court of Massachusetts granted an extension Monday in the sentencing of embattled New England fisheries executive Carlos Rafael. Rafael filed a motion on Friday asking his sentencing be moved from June 27 to July 28 because "the financial ...
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  • 5/24/2017 12:49:00 PM
  • Tautog Hearings Slated in Northeast
  • The states of Massachusetts through Virginia have scheduled hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Tautog. The details of the New York meeting area as follows:
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  • 5/23/2017 8:21:00 AM
  • After knocking Obama, Baker mum about Trump's marine monumnets review
  • BOSTON — It took 16 days, but the Baker administration finally reacted — inconclusively — to President Donald Trump's order that could open to further review an issue that's being closely monitored by the Massachusetts fishing industry and ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/22/2017 7:23:00 PM
  • Coral protection hearing at Annisquam station
  • The Gloucester hearing will be Wednesday, May 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries' Annisquam River Marine Fisheries Field Station, 30 Emerson Ave. The other session will take place from May 22 to 25 in Montauk ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/22/2017 5:44:00 PM
  • Fish Poachers Busted in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • It seems that law-breakers can’t help themselves when black sea bass show up in Buzzards Bay. Last year, the Environmental Police nabbed a poacher in Mattapoisett with 153 out of season sea bass on May 18; another in Wareham on May 29 with 219 sea ...
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  • 5/22/2017 1:52:00 PM
  • New Bedford Fisherman Caught with Undersized Lobsters
  • On Monday, May 1, 2017, Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers observed a New Bedford-based lobster fishing vessel entering New Bedford Harbor. Officers conducted a marine fisheries inspection of the lobster catch and found 39 lobsters under the legal
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  • 5/12/2017 12:14:00 PM
  • N.Y. Dec Announces Changes to Summer Flounder Regs
  • As part of this effort, most states from Massachusetts through Virginia are expected to increase their size limit by one inch and lower their possession limits. Information on the most up-to-date marine recreational fishing regulations for all species can
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  • 5/12/2017 6:44:00 AM
  • MA Fisherman Busted for Illegal Surf Clams
  • On Friday, April 28, 2017, members of the Massachusetts Environmental Police conducted a marine fisheries inspection on a New Bedford commercial fishing vessel targeting surf clams in state waters. The vessel off-loaded 12 cages of surf clams, the majority
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  • 5/11/2017 11:36:00 AM
  • USA warship collides with S. Korean fishing boat
  • The Boston Globe reports ( ) that employees at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary said Tuesday that Dr. "No one was injured when the fishing vessel collided with Lake Champlain's port side, amid ship", according to a press release.
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  • 5/10/2017 1:51:00 AM
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  • Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the .
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  • 5/10/2017 12:51:00 AM
  • Swampscott is fishing for $50,000
  • Gino Cresta, assistant town administrator and department of public works director, said in a phone interview that the Fish House is already on the Massachusetts Historic Register, but the article up for approval at Town Meeting on May 15 adds a historical
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  • 5/10/2017 12:23:00 AM
  • War And Empire: The American Way Of Life
  • The earliest British colonies in North America, Virginia and Massachusetts, were established as joint-stock companies, precursors of the modern corporation, to return profits to the mother country from resources of fish, game, furs, lumber and later ...
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  • 5/8/2017 5:51:00 AM
  • War and Empire: the American Way of Life
  • The earliest British colonies in North America, Virginia and Massachusetts, were established as joint-stock companies, precursors of the modern corporation, to return profits to the mother country from resources of fish, game, furs, lumber and later ...
  • Counter Punch
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  • 5/5/2017 8:59:00 AM
  • Monkfishing Rules Will Remain For Now
  • Fishermen have caught more than 18 million pounds of monkfish in every year since 2011. They are typically fished from Maine to North Carolina, with the majority coming ashore in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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  • Water-spitting fish are also great jumpers
  • Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are studying the archer fish’s unique jumping ability to see if they can create machines that would do the same thing, so an underwater vehicle could jump up and out of the water to fly over a short .
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 5/3/2017 9:28:00 PM
  • Kelp Is On Its Way: Town OK's Pilot Seaweed Farm
  • On a motion by Selectman Seth Taylor, the board unanimously endorsed Bassett's plan, and instructed the town manager to write a letter of support on behalf of the board, to provide to the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries or any other state ...
  • The Cape Cod Chronicle
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  • 5/3/2017 4:14:00 PM
  • Pink Talking Fish Announces Summer Tour 2017
  • Pink Talking Fish returns to Chicago on July 1 and makes an appearance at Highberry on July 2 before a pair of shows at The Beachcomer in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on July 3 and 4. From there, the band will also play July concerts in Vermont, Pittsburgh ...
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  • 4/27/2017 11:51:00 PM
  • New Narragansett Baykeeper Appointed
  • He served as a commissioned officer aboard the USCGC VENTUROUS in Florida, the USCGC SANIBEL in Massachusetts, and the Fifth Coast Guard District in Virginia, participating in fisheries, counter-drug and other law-enforcement missions, search and rescue ..
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  • 4/27/2017 10:21:00 AM
  • Springfield Elks Fishing Derby set for Saturday
  • A free raffle will be held throughout the derby. There will be presentations on fishing skills, fly casting and more. Members of the Springfield police and fire departments, Trout Unlimited and Massachusetts and U.S. Fish & Wildlife departments will assist
  • Mass Live The Republican
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  • 4/26/2017 11:13:00 AM
  • North Shore Community Calendar
  • Marblehead: Now and Then: Eelgrass Distribution and Mapping in Salem Sound, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Jill Carr, fisheries habitat specialist at Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries lab, discusses side-scan mapping and surveying
  • Salem News
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  • 4/25/2017 8:10:00 PM
  • Native Fish in Massachusetts Return After 200 Years
  • For the first time in at least 183 years native alewife and blueback herring are swimming upstream beyond the former Tack Factory dam. Removing this dam in Norwell, Massachusetts, restored several miles of their ideal spawning habitat. These forage fish ..
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  • 4/21/2017 2:27:00 PM
  • 2 MA Fishermen Busted for Monkfish Violations
  • On Wednesday, March 29, a Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer cited two commercial fishermen in Harwich with harvest rules violations. The officer patrolling Saquetucket Harbor in Harwich, MA, an area that recently received several complaints ...
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  • 4/21/2017 10:06:00 AM
  • We Now Know Who Funded Trump's Inauguration
  • And he really means no cod. The salty docks of Gloucester, Massachusetts—once the hub of American fishing culture, bustling with wind-blown fishermen hauling nets full of squirming fish—is nearly deserted. Due to decades of overfishing, coupled with ...
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Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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